Ahvazi Arab Detainee Suspiciously DiesPublished by Tirdad on July 1, 2019
A 28-year-old detainee from the Ahvazi Arab minority has been died under suspicious circumstances in a detention centre in Ahvaz, in south western Iran, according to local human rights sources.
Benyamin Albughobeish was arrested on 26 May. Just a month later, on 26 June, his family were informed by an intelligence official believed to be affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards that he had died at a detention centre in Ahvaz, in southern Iran. The authorities have not yet to return his body to his family.
Albughbiesh, 28, was first arrested by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in Ahvaz on 15 March, 2018, along with his brother Mohammad-Ali Albughobeish, 26, and his mother, Maryam Zobeidi, 52.
Benyamin Albughobeish and his brother were released on bail several months later, while their mother was transferred to Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz and after 10 months in detention was subsequently released on bail around December 2018. Both men were rearrested in early 2019 and released on bail after two months.
Benyamin and his brother and mother were arrested again on May 26, 2019. Benyamin was transferred to a detention centre believed to be under the control of the Revolutionary Guards. His brother was transferred to Sheyban Prison in Ahvaz and their mother to Sepidar Prison, where they remain to date.
The family were informed by an intelligence official believed to be affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards that Benyamin Albughobeish died at a detention centre in Ahvaz, in southern Iran. The authorities have not yet returned his body to his family.